Heyyyy sup welcome to Legowelt.org - the hangout for sophisticated cyberpunk outcast freaks since 1998 > Thanks to all the visitors at the live soundstracking concert for Herzog's Nosferatu at the EYE film museum it was supercool...we recorded the performance and hopefully it will be released later this year on Nightwind Records ********Check out the little documentary of me and Animistic Beliefs collaboration we did last year - the tape that resulted from that is out today! Get it at Clone Records and score the digital version for whatever you want to pay for it at my bandcamp page! ********You might be wondering what happened with the Land Is Entranced With Peace cassettetape -> it will be properly released in a few weeks ******* Next live gig -> 2 March at FABRIC LONDON with Peggy Gou & Levon Vincent and more!!! I will update my agenda soon some cool gigs are in the pipeline -> a USA tour, Australia, Colombia, Moldavia & Transnistria, Poznan Poland, Berlin and lots more!!! more info on this soon ****** Other upcoming releases: STAR SIMULATOR II EP on Clone Records and a Sammy Osmo 2xLP Schaduw Horizon re-issue on the London Utter records including full artwork ************ 31st of May till 2nd of June the Grey Space gallery in The Hague will do an exhibition of my paintings so if you are in the neighbourhood come and check it out - and maybe even buy one......The investment of a lifetime! ************ Ok thats it for today more news soon laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *********

20 February

Audiosport 8 – Animistic Beliefs & Legowelt collab tape & docu

Film makers Anna Bogomedova & Dammes kieft made a small documentary about the ‘Audio sport 8’ collaboration project me & Rotterdam based duo Animistic Beliefs did last year. The documentary shows the process of making a DIY cassette release, from its inception to the production of the tapes. Originally starting as a scene for their full length Stroboscopes & Smokemachines documentary it soon developed into this stand alone project.  Watch the documentairy below – get the actual cassettetape at CLONE (other stores will have them too later) – the digital version is available at my bandcamp page for whatever you want to pay for it!

 


11 February

Live score for  Herzog‘s Nosferatu at EYE Film Museum Amsterdam

This Friday I will be doing another live score for Werner Herzog’s 1979 NOSFERATU PHANTOM DER NACHT movie at the EYE film museum in Amsterdam – on lots of synths and FX. Tickets here

There will also be a little merchandise table with Legowelt/Nightwind related stuff such as posters, sweaters, longsleeves, t-shirts, tanktops, records, tapes, comics and all sorts of stuff…if you want some of that bring some cash money as I won’t have the means to accept bank or credit cards.

one of the instruments will be this behemot mxiturtrautonium-tritheremin-doepfer synth


8 February

Legowelt In Bristol England Tonite!

Tonite Legowelt live at Loko in the ancient catacombs of Bristol, England…seems like a cool Vaudeville Steampunk Dungeon master RPG place! Quite Peculiar is the abundance of mime artists pix on the venue’s website, I guess Bristol=BIG on mime. Tickets & info -> (& MIME pix) 


29 January

Legowelt in Rotterdam 1st of February

AFterpartying for the International Film Festival this Friday 1st of February -> I DJ at Perron Rotterdam with Afrobot and Dazion! Tickets and info here


25 February

Shadow Wolf Radio a Spiritual Successor to Astro Unicorn

This thursday 24 November the first episode of my new SHADOW WOLF RADIO show was broadcasted on Intergalactic FM – if you missed it you can download it at hotmixes.net (just scroll down to the Shadow Wolf radio part in the Legowelt section). Hotmixes is a new website from the intergalactic FM empire that archives lots of shows, mixes, podcasts etc. from their huge back catalogue over the years. No fancy stuff downloads only! To fill your MP3 player phone entertainment hifi system whatever you use! Perfect to make your daily commute, travels, fitness workout, house chores, dayjob more bearable!

 

Anyways as promised here is the tracklist of the first Shadow Wolf Radioshow:

Intro Yamaha PSS480 music station ambient (http://legowelt.org/yamaha-pss480/)
Spoon Fazer – Rising Sun
Legowelt SMEM recording Prophet 5 + Pulser dual voice synthesizer
Frizzi Triumphator (Fabio Frizzi The Beyond with TR808 illegal remix)
Viper The Rapper – Feel
Druid II Enlightenment soundtrack played on JVC KB700 synthesizer
Sampler workout + Jdilla track
Patrick Cowley – One Hot Afternoon
Terry Riley – Lifespan soundtrack
Go Nuclear – Techno World
Liquid Assets – In Laboratory
Faceless Mind – Viggen Formations
The Future – C’est Grave
Jonny Cortex – The Beyond
Luke Eargoggle – The World Won’t Listen
DJ Assault – Techno Freak
Model 500 – Warning
Michelle Mercure – Proteus & The Marlin


16 January 2019

Live Score For Nosferatu in Amsterdam

I will be doing another live soundtrack score on synthesizers for Werner Herzog’s 1979 NOSFERATU Phantom der Nacht – this time in Amsterdam at the EYE Filmmuseum on Friday 15th of February. Located across the Ij river from Central Station its easy to reach with a free ferry service and graces the horizon with its pleasant futuristic architectonic appearance.

Get your tickets here!

If you like the poster you can download a CYMK PDF version here and print it out or something


11 January 2018

DMX Krew & Legowelt at Phonox London

This Friday 11 January PHONOX London DMX KREW LIVE with me and Imogen DJing!

Get your tickets and more info here


Thursday 3 January 2018

Synth Stuff Yamaha PSS480 Music Station

Its been a while since I did one of these synth stuff items but since I got a Yamaha PSS 480 under the xmas tree and made a few tracks with it last night its time to dork out again! The Yamaha PSS480 is a 2 operator digital FM keyboard synth ‘music station’ from 1988 sort of similar to the PSS380 (which I used to have and was given away as the 1st prize in the 2016 drawing competition). It seems a littlebit more advanced then the 380, the 480 having memory for own programmed patches, quite advanced MIDI implementation, polyphonic (!!!) portamento and some more sequencing capabilities. The sound is a littebit less rough and more delicate…thats probably because it uses a different FM chip (the YM7129 OPK2). It doesn’t have sliders like the 380 but programming is still very easy with just a few function buttons and using up and down keys under the LED display to alter the parameter values. A cool thing is that there are lots of ‘secret’ sound programming functions that you can access via MIDI (with the CTRL PSS480 programmer for example). Overal its quite a useful warm sounding snazzy little keyboard synth that can bring a smile to any lover of FM synthesis…excellent for vaporous digital artefact ambient.

Here are some demos/improvs with some Chinese cheap MOoeR shimverb pedal and chorus pedal connected to the PSS480 through a Signature edition Soundcraft mixer…the PSS480 really sparkles with some chorus effect over it:

SnazzyJazz
The few drum sounds available are rather nice

Majestic synths & Panflute patch
The PSS480 has the best pan flute patch on any synth – its so perfect, especially when with portamento…

FloatingLikeABalloon
Floating like a balloon with Strawberry Mousse with mellow FM tones

FMbrassBlissssss
perfect FM brass sweet spots

TweakingParameters
Tweaking the parameters while its being sequenced with MIDI

Moody Rainy Spy Soundtracks
cloudy Cold War FM pastels

Download all the mp3’s in a zip here 

The multi platform universal MIDI CTLR editor is available here and the PSS480 panel is available here. I just discovered that CTLR program it seems pretty darn cool might dive into it and make some cool editors for synths that don’t have one widely available (EMU Vintage Pro or Roland D10!?!!)


31 December 2018

Ridershare


A short homemade horror movie from Matthew Bettencourt using a lot of my music